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PostPosted: Tue Jan 19, 2010 10:33 am    Post subject: Elk River in Al. Reply with quote

How's the current on the Al. section of the Elk river. Can you paddle upstream from the put in with out too much effort? Or shuttle a better option?
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 20, 2010 12:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hey Marc!

Not sure if he we have anyone that crosses over the Elk on a regular basis. I've fished it once with no luck (I could say that about every place I've ever fished though). I would like to find some locations around the state line to try.
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 20, 2010 1:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

fishhawk wrote:

I would like to find some locations around the state line to try.

http://maps.google.com/maps?q=35.01356,-86.995488&num=1&t=h&sll=34.605925,-86.983342&sspn=0.147007,0.256119&hl=en&ie=UTF8&ll=35.013549,-86.9954&spn=0.005966,0.007285&z=17>
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 20, 2010 12:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

HiCountry wrote:
fishhawk wrote:

I would like to find some locations around the state line to try.

http://maps.google.com/maps?q=35.01356,-86.995488&num=1&t=h&sll=34.605925,-86.983342&sspn=0.147007,0.256119&hl=en&ie=UTF8&ll=35.013549,-86.9954&spn=0.005966,0.007285&z=17>


Thanks Allen. Have you ever fished that area? Brad and I have put in at 127 and paddled up before. Water looks great, but didn't have any luck. Of course if we went to that area, I guess a TN fishing license would be in order.
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 20, 2010 1:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

No I have not fished it there, that is a concrete boat ramp so I guess a motor powered boat can access that area. Looked deep with a pretty good current. I would say about the same as 127 put-in.



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PostPosted: Wed Jan 20, 2010 1:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Oh la la!!!
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 20, 2010 2:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looks good. My concern would be the big boats. I've seen fools come roaring by in much skinnier water than that. However, might be worth a visit for sure!
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 20, 2010 4:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm sure you're probably looking for some smaller water, but I used to fish the lower portion of the Elk, just north of HWY 72 with my dad and grandfather. It's the section before it enters Wheeler Lake. It wouldn't really be suitable for a kayak since it's so wide open unless you like to paddle a lot. We caught a lot of stripe and hybrids there back in the day. The shad are plentiful in the spring and fall, and they like to school up in the slews.


Here's a map of the boat ramp: http://is.gd/6GCGr[/url]
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